Workshop on the Art of Academic Reviewing

prior to the 32nd EGOS Colloquium in Naples, Italy


Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 9:00–13:00

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Academic writing and publishing have received a great deal of attention in recent years, but this is not the case with reviewing for academic journals. This is unfortunate since reviewing is an essential element in research and publication processes in social sciences in general and in organization studies in particular.


Reviewers act as referees and gatekeepers, and frequently determine the outcome of decision processes. Moreover, reviewers often play a crucial role in developing theoretical ideas and improving empirical analyses. Acting as a reviewer is a key part of being part of a scholarly community and network of colleagues. It involves opportunities to influence scientific discussions and their future directions, but also obligations and responsibilities in terms of quality control, fairness, and ability to see the potential in new ideas.


For the ninth time, EGOS provides a pre-Colloquium workshop that focuses on the practice of academic reviewing – which is primarily intended for scholars in post-doc or more advanced stages of their scholars and consists of two parts:

  • focused presentations of top international journal editors (Yvonne Benschop, Associate Editor of Organization; Joep Cornelisson, Academy of Management Review; Frank den Hond, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies; Maddy Janssens, Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Studies; Eero Vaara, Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal; and David Wilson; former Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies);
  • group discussions on specific topics.




Professor Eero Vaara

Aalto University School of Business



Professor David Wilson

Open University

United Kingdom